PES Technical Council

COUNCIL OFFICERS (Effective 1 January 2019)

Farnoosh Rahmatian, Chair

Vijay Vittal, Vice Chair

Hong Chen, Secretary

Miriam Sanders, Past Chair

PES technical committees work to advance the electric power industry through various activities including identifying current and upcoming challenges, standards development and dissemination of important findings. A list of standards and committees can be found through the links to the left; information about the PES Technical Council is found below.


  • Analytic Methods for Power Systems Committee - Kevin Schneider, Chair 
  • Electric Machinery Committee - K. Chen, Chair
  • Energy Development and Power Generation Committee - John B. Yale, Chair
  • Energy Storage and Stationary Battery Committee - Curtis Ashton, Chair 
  • Insulated Conductors Committee - E. Bascom, Chair
  • Nuclear Power Engineering Committee - Daryl Harmon, Chair
  • Power System Communications and Cybersecurity Committee - Ken Fodero, Chair 
  • Power System Dynamic Performance Committee - Costas Vournas, Chair
  • Power System Instrumentation and Measurements Committee - E. Hanique, Chair
  • Power System Operation, Planning and Economics Committee - L. Barrosso, Chair 
  • Power System Relaying and Control Committee - Russ Patterson, Chair 
  • Smart Buildings, Loads and Customer Systems - Ron Melton, Chair 
  • Substations Committee - Joe Gravelle, Chair
  • Surge Protective Devices Committee - Steven Hensley, Chair
  • Switchgear Committee - Todd Irwin, Chair
  • Transformers Committee - Susan McNelly, Chair
  • Transmission and Distribution Committee - G. Chang, Chair


  • Intelligent Grid and Emerging Technologies Coordinating Committee - Doug Houseman, Chair 
  • Marine Systems Coordinating Committee - Dwight Alexander, Chair
  • Wind and Solar Power Coordinating Committee - Andrew Leon, Chair


  • Awards Committee - Miriam Sanders, Chair
  • Organization & Procedures Committee - Hong Chen, Chair
  • Power and Energy Education Committee - Siddharth Suryanarayanan, Chair
  • Standards Coordination Committee - Ted Burse, Chair
  • Technical Sessions Committee - Vijay Vital, Chair


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